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That time Nassim Taleb debated a parody account

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, New York University professor and author
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If you follow @ProfJeffJarvis on Twitter, you know that he is a "thinkfluencer," which isn't a real word, nor is it a real Twitter account. Highly entertaining? Yes.

Apparently, Nassim Taleb, author of "The Black Swan," did not take the time to look at @ProfJeffJarvis's avatar (see:beer helmet) or read his biography. Closer inspection surely would have tipped him off that he was being goaded by a parody account.

@ProfJeffJarvis joined Twitter in March 2012 as a parody of Jeff Jarvis, journalism professor and author of What Would Google Do?

Luckily for us, Taleb did not take a closer look at the account, and we got to enjoy one of the greatest Twitter threads of all time. Taleb commented to, "I blocked some BS operator. Twitter is crowded."